I have Made Wine off and on for years (My link for How to Make Wine). My ex-husband positively forbade me to Stomp them. Lol. I didn’t listen. Now, our early fall days are still warm and sunny, and our part of Oregon has some wonderful wineries. This last weekend we had the chance to go to Willamette Valley Vineyards for a Grape Stomp and Wine Tasting. Oh, boy, I could Stomp if I wanted to. No, I didn’t really stomp. This was a contest. But I did watch the Stompers, sampled some wine, and had lunch. Many people were there watching the Stompers, tasting wine, listening to the band, and having a picnic on the green. We had a great time. Here are some of my photos.
Willamette Valley Vineyards
is where the Grape Stop
was. This great winery is a short ten minutes from my house, and they have some really good award winning wines.
Just take a look at the vista from this winery.
Just take a look at the grapes they are Stomping in the winery vineyards..
Now, Come on and Stomp.
Admission Area. We paid $10 for the wine tasting and Grape Stomp activities.
We went right on to the Wine Tasting Room to choose what we wanted to take home, and to decide on what wine we wanted with our lunch.
After making our selections and buying some food, we ate and went on to Grape Stomping. This was really fun to watch. This was a competition who can stomp the most within three minutes. A kid actually won this.
Wine Barrels for all that wine. (Well not really. This was just for fun.) But these are really some of the wine barrels that they use. They sell the used ones to people to make planters. I want one.
Stomping done, we hung out and did some people watching of the Stomp watchers and picknickers.
Some wine for the picknickers set up outside.
Some more of the picknickers.
Libation of this wonderful wine.
In all, this was really fun. We had a great time, and we took home some really nice wine. Can’t wait to have some with dinner.